The overall intent of this project was to utilise as many local subcontractors and suppliers as were possible, we achieved a 60%-40% ratio based on number of packages let. This was a client led initiative that we fully embraced and one that we try to invoke on all projects.
Demolition works included existing memorial pool and partial demolition of the existing heritage amenity building. The proposed approach for the demolition was to retain as much of the material on site for the re-use in the new work, this was primarily achieved by crushing the rock, concrete and masonry material into a suitable size and then using the material to backfill the pool structure.
Construction included a new FINA compliant 50m pool, children’s splash pool, plant room, amenities building and associated external works. The heritage amenities building was originally constructed with an ANZAC memorial sculpture in the façade which was to the retained and integrated into the new structure.
The testing of the pools involved filling them with water to capacity for a week. As the area was in water restrictions at the time Hines suggested that the water could be re-used for stock water or road construction. The council ran a media campaign and we provided a 3 day window to provide free water to anyone that could use it.
Hines Constructions collaborate with the client and consultants to overcome exiting site and time constraints to provide a quality project with an extremely happy client and community.
2019 MBA Award for Best Commercial Project between $10m – $15m